Saturday, January 22, 2011

Giveaway--Life Application Study Bible

New years bring resolutions.  Many people resolve each year to lose weight, exercise more, get a better job, pay down debt, quit smoking, save money, and so on.  Many Christians resolve to read their Bible more and may even subscribe to a reading plan.  Our church offers a church-wide Bible reading plan.  There's something that joins the body of our local church together just knowing others are reading on the same plan!

Personally, I fail miserably at New Year's Resolutions.  :)  Do most people?  Sometimes long-term change has to come from deep inside and it doesn't always come to areas where I want it to.  As I reflect on 2010, I accomplished several things that I had no idea as I set out that I would accomplish!  For one, I read a TON of books.  (Ok, not literally 2,000 pounds, but many more books than I ever imagined I would read in a year).  Joining blogging programs for various publishers has been one healthy choice I made last year.  My reading level, speed, and comprehension has increased.  It feels good to flex that part of my brain.  I didn't make any formal resolutions for 2011, but I cautiously have a few goals in mind.

Did you make a resolution to read your Bible more?  Even if you didn't, I have a wonderful resource to offer that will certainly encourage you to read!


Tyndale House Publishers has given me a certificate to give away on my blog--for free--for a Life Application Study Bible, Soft Cover, New Living Translation.  The publisher writes:
"Today's #1-selling study Bible—the Life Application Study Bible—is now available in several best-selling personal-size bindings. The Life Application Study Bible is updated and expanded with over 300 new Life Application notes, nearly 350 note revisions, 16 new personality profiles, updated charts, and a Christian Worker's Resource."

The certificate may be redeemed at your local Christian bookstore.  If no bookstore is available, you can order directly from Tyndale (instructions are on the back of the certificate).  Expires May 1, 2011.

(Bloggers who participate in Tyndale's book review program, Tyndale website employees, and their families are not eligible to redeem the certificate.)

To enter to win, leave a comment telling me your favorite New Year's Resolution or past year's accomplishment.  How do you manage to keep your resolutions even after January has faded?  I will draw names from a hat on Saturday, January 29, 2011.

The winner is Tara!  We put all the names in a basket and Caleb drew for me.  I wished I had 6 Bibles to give away because that's how many kids wanted to draw a name from the bowl.  Ahhhh...hopefully there will be more to come!

9 comments:

  1. Isabelle is my favorite accomplishment from last year. I don't make resolutions
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  2. Since I was pregnant with my daughter (she's almost four), I've been working for a promotion. I succeeded in earning the Chevy Grille Captain's position at my company!! Right now it is just a title and lots of responsibility, but I hope some pay will come with eventually

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  3. This year is my favorite resolution. I am committing to change one small thing each week. So far, it has been to have no TV during school time (9am to 4pm), limit my internet time to one hour a day, pray and memorize Scripture during my 15 minute drive to work, and go to bed by 10:30. All of these are really small changes, but a whole year of them will put some really good habits in my life

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  4. My favorite resolution is one I made this year: to keep a diary. I usually fail miserably at keeping my resolutions but when I have one I really want to do, I will force myself to do it, even if I have a headache or am very tired or busy.

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  5. Last year I was right on track with my New Year's Resolution to lose weight. I lost 12 1/2 pounds the first 3 1/2 weeks of January. Then, that's when I had my back injury. I had to stop exercising because of the pain. After that I got depressed about it. I went back to eating whatever and as of now have gained all 12 1/2 pounds back. My new year's resolutions are to lose weight (again), to read my Bible more, to worship more, and to pray more. I believe that if I commit to doing the last ones more then God will help me with the first resolution. Right now we are doing a 21 day Danial Fast at my church. It has helped to focus me alot! I'm not doing the "total" Danial Fast (too expensive to buy the food extra for myself plus buy normal stuff the other people in the house eat). But, I am fasting some things.

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  6. I wanted to study more and get at least an A- average on my final report card before summer break last year in Germany.
    Sometimes it was hard to focus and keep studying (especially in Math :D) but it was worth, because I was able to accomplish that.
    I'm usually not very good in New Year's Resolutions but this one was something that I wanted to accomplish very bad and I just pushed myself to study throughout the year ;)
    I think rewarding yourself when you're doing good helps too.

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  7. I've never been very good at keeping New Year's Resolutions. That said I feel that trying to read the Bible within a year is a resolution worth doing. This will be my resolution, Wish me luck :)

    E-mail:

    angel(dot)hazard(at)ymail(dot)com

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  8. My two big goals for this new year are spending less and moving more. Frugality and exercise. But would also love to read my Bible more. Please enter me in the giveaway.
    Blessings
    Diane

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  9. Hi Steph. I just found your blog. BTW, I love the family picture at the top.

    I don't normally make New Year resolutions but this year I did choose a word to keep in mind and that word is balance. I want to let go of the worry and put more balance in my life by taking better care of myself as well as my family.

    Thanks for letting me enter. Hugs...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

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